Jorge-Gutierrez

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“Who wants to see this movie? Asking for a friend.”

idk if anyone on tumblr has seen this yet but….. go blow up Jorge’s twitter feed and let him know y’all want more Book of Life!!!

It’s not unusual for him to like your tweets back too, he’s such a cool dude.  Keep this man making movies.

PLUS HOW FUCKING DOPE IS THIS CONCEPT ART!???!?! 

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The Book Of Life

Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez 

Studio ReelFX, Coming out October 17th, 2014

just so we don't have another "Coraline was made by Tim Burton" deal on our hands

The Book of Life

  • is directed by Jorge Gutierrez, creator of of El Tigre. he is the major figure behind the movie, having come up with the idea originally as well
  • is produced by several people, one of whom is Guillermo del Toro, director of Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, etc 
  • is written by Jorge Gutierrez, joined by Doug Landale, creator of the Weekenders
  • has several character designs by Sandra Equihua, Gutierrez’s wife and co-creator of El Tigre

Lemme just tell a little story to see if I can explain why movies like The Book of Life matter and how representation is not just for marking a check off a list. This is a photo I took of my dad after putting on The Book of Life to show for my two little cousins. For clarity my father has never once given more than a “meh” to animated films. He views them, but that’s about it. Then this film came out, and he decided to take my brother to go see it. He came back home ranting and raving about how great the film was, how it had the name Sanchez and how our family friends the Sanchez’s had to see it and how Carmen looked like another family friend Carmin and how she had to see the movie as well. How the abuelo in the film sang the same songs my abuelo does and how he had to see it.

He literally planned an entire night just to get my whole family to watch this film because it had him that excited. And while my Mom was talking with her friend throughout the movie she kept nudging me to look over at my father. Because even though he had seen the movie in theaters twice already he still couldn’t take his eyes away from the screen for one second and kept smiling like a giant kid. When Jorge Sanchez begins singing his opera song during the finale battle my Mom, Dad, and all my grandparents began to sing along because they knew that old song as it’s actually a famous one.”They are the Sanchez’s” was about the phrase of the night for my Dad. And when the end of the film came for La muerte’s big reveal he had to have everyone be quiet so the kids could freak out for it. 

This is why the film is important, this is why representation is important. Because my Dad hasn’t seen anyone that reminded him of our friend Carmin, or the Sanchez’s or even my own family in an Animated feature. And when he did see one he couldn’t stop smiling, and he wanted to make sure the rest of the family felt the same way, and we did. So thank you Jorge R. Gutierrez for having the courage to stand and make this film. Because it’s now sitting happily on our DVD shelf, and every once and a while i’ll point to the dvd in front of my Dad and say “They are the Sanchez’s”.

HEY YOU! READ THIS POST! IT’S IMPORTANT!

DID YOU LIKE “THE BOOK OF LIFE”? OR THE SHOW “EL TIGRE”? OF COURSE YOU DID! THE MIND BEHIND BOTH, JORGE GUTIERREZ, WILL BE JOINING ME AUGUST 18TH FOR A LIVESTREAM TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER PATIENTS! JOIN US IN A CRAZY Q&A AND ASK ALL KINDS OF WACKY THINGS! IT’S ALL PART OF MY NEW SERIES, “CARTOONS VS CANCER”, WHERE CARTOON CREATORS JOIN ME FOR LIVE A Q&A WITH FANS TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER! DON’T MISS THE FIRST OF MANY TO COME, AUGUST 18TH AT 6:00 PM ON GRUPPETSTUDIOS!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFPr5GlNjsU

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“Carmelo” by Robot Soda (Juan Carlos Arenas).

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NICK ANIMATION PODCAST

EPISODE #16: JORGE GUTIERREZ

It was the mighty Popeye who taught EL TIGRE: THE ADVENTURES OF MANNY RIVERA creator Jorge R. Gutierrez that “If you fight people bigger than you, for something greater than you, you can win the girl of your dreams!” Jorge’s fight for his artistic vision has been a heroic journey too. From his work on MAD to THE BOOK OF LIFE Jorge discusses why staying true to yourself, your culture and heeding the advice of a “good Mexican woman” are the keys to success!

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